Chateau Musar Red Blend 1995

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1995 was a short harvest, reduced by about 30%, but apparently an excellent one for quality. A mature-looking red with a bricking rim. The nose is meaty and savoury, with a baked quality. It's quite volatile and very aromatic, with complex spicy elements. The volatility is evident on the palate, but its quite concentrated with firm tannins and a spicy, alcoholic finish. Plenty of complexity, and may well develop in interesting ways over the next few years. A big wine.

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Chateau Musar:
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a h... Read more
Created in 1930 in the cellar of an old 17th century castle, Château Musar is as much the work of a family as the living testimony of all the civilisations that have tread its soil. After a long stay in France, Gaston Hochar returned to Lebanon and created Château Musar in the cellars of the old 'Mzar' castle in Ghazir, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. What began as a hobby soon became a passion; a passion inspired by an initial encounter with renowned viticulturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. The family's love for wine grew and in 1959, after completing his oenology diploma in Bordeaux, the eldest son, Serge, entered the business. Some call him the magician, the man behind this extraordinary wine. His response is that he only seeks is to translate what nature intended. Serge's younger brother Ronald, named after the late Barton, took over Château Musar's marketing and finance departments in 1962. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Musar Red Blend

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Snooth User: chad1616
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4.00 5
07/05/2008

My wife and i discovered Chateau Musar in a Lebanese in London near Piccadily Circus. We both ordered lamb and our waiter recommended that we pair it with a Musar. That night we learned that it is an amazing pairing with lamb. Tonight we grilled lamb seasoned with rosemary and fresh chopped garlic. We decanted the Musar for about 2.5 hours before the lamb came off the grill. The wine was amazing. Definitely in a late stage but still lovely. The front palette leads with raisin and finishes with plum notes. Once again the Musar paired well with the lamb.


Snooth User: graytheory
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5.00 5
11/28/2007

I'm not going to use "wine" terms here. I had my first taste of this wine at Thanksgiving 2007 and I have never reacted to a wine this way. Best wine I've tasted and I make it a point to taste some highly recommended and rated wines. If you can get your hands on a bottle, do it. You won't regret it.


Snooth User: underwood
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4.50 5
09/09/2009

one of my favorite wines in the world. always surprises me in great ways. had a bottle two weeks ago and it was very smooth and had a tremendous finish. well worth trying.

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  • Snooth User: Piccolo29
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    5.00 5
    09/28/2007

    ....me love.....


    External Reviews for Chateau Musar Red Blend

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    Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
    07/22/2009

    This wine is in a wonderful state of maturity with compelling savory, meaty, and herbal aromas and flavors. Apparently yields were very low in 1995 with the result that the wines show amazing concentration. This estate, founded by Gaston Hochar, is a mind-boggler and well worth a look if you love, especially if you love mature Bordeaux.



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    1995 was a short harvest, reduced by about 30%, but apparently an excellent one for quality. A mature-looking red with a bricking rim. The nose is meaty and savoury, with a baked quality. It's quite volatile and very aromatic, with complex spicy elements. The volatility is evident on the palate, but its quite concentrated with firm tannins and a spicy, alcoholic finish. Plenty of complexity, and may well develop in interesting ways over the next few years. A big wine.

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